Coulee Medical Center (CMC) is an integrated health system that includes two family practice clinics, one orthopedic clinic, and one hospital: Coulee Family Medicine, Coulee City Clinic, and Coulee Medical Center. Through various delivery methods our clinics and hospital provides guidance to our healthcare professionals concerning admissions, nondiscrimination, end of life care and reproductive healthcare. The purpose of this policy is to provide our patients with a clear summary of the commitments and expectations in these subject areas.
CMC admits patients to the hospital as in-patients when the patent’s diagnosis warrants admission, based on medical necessity and upon the orders of a provider.
CMC is committed to ensuring that patients are treated with equality, in a welcoming, nondiscriminatory manner, consistent with state and federal law.
If you believe there has been behavior inconsistent with these standards, you may file a complaint.
End of Life Care
CMC will honor patient choice in end of life decisions.
Reproductive Healthcare Services
As an integrated health system, the three clinics and the hospital work together to provide access to female and male reproductive healthcare services to meet a patient’s clinical needs and a patient’s choice, although not every procedure is available.
Through the family practices clinics, patients have access to an array of preventative healthcare services including forms of contraception prevention, and the prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
CMC provides pre-natal care services with planned deliveries.
In the emergency room of CMC we offer plan “B” while actively referring patients to providers.
Note: CMC permits their healthcare professionals to opt-out of participating in services that violate their conscience or values. In such circumstances, the hospital will arrange for other healthcare professionals to deliver the care for the patient.